From the recording BALCONY
David suggested I write a song about a movie theatre balcony. I loved the sound of the word "Balcony", so instead, I dreamed up this voyeuristic Romeo and Juliet scenario, and wrote one of the most over the top, dramatic lyrics and melodies I've ever come up with. David sang the hell out of this song, often climbing up on tables, getting on his knees, and doing his thing. This is a one-take demo version with me, David, Jason and Jennie. David often spoke of the 'tension of an arrow aimed and drawn'..as far as courting was concerned ...what an amazing visual and concept!! I knew I had to use it in a song. As much as I claim that "I wrote these songs!!", I see now in retrospect that they would not have gotten written without David in my ear....constantly!! lol
I KNOW IN A FORMER LIFE I WAS A TROUBADOR OR POET..
SOMEWHERE IN THE RENAISSANCE WHERE ROMANCE TRULY THRIVED...
RIGHT BELOW YOUR BALCONY I STAND EACH NIGHT AND WAIT TO SEE YOUR LIGHT GO ON..
AND SING SILENT SONGS..
THEN I HIDE BEHIND A TREE AND CATCH MY BREATH AND WATCH YOU BRUSH YOUR AUBURN HAIR
YOU DON'T KNOW I'M THERE
MAYBE ONE NIGHT SOON I'LL JUST LET LOOSE AND CRY OUT DESPERATELY
'TIL I FIND THE RIGHT WORDS I'LL HOLD DRESS REHEARSAL UNDERNEATH..
SHALL I CLIMB THE TRELLIS ON YOUR TERRACE THROUGH THE IVY I BELIEVE I MIGHT..
BUT NOT TONIGHT..
THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT THE MYSTERY AND THE MISTY AIR THAT KEEPS ME WHERE I'M SAFE AND SOUND..HERE ON SOLID GROUND..
AND I DON'T WANNA JEOPARDIZE THE ENDING OF MY FANTASY
THERE'S NOTHING LIKE THE TENSION OF AN ARROW AIMED AND DRAWN BENEATH..YOUR BALCONY...BALCONY..BALCONY..
SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE RIGHT NOW I KNOW THAT I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOU..
I'M STEPPING FROM THE SHADOWS OF ALL DOUBT..MY HEART IS IN YOUR HANDS...DARLING TAKE A CHANCE..
I'M COMING UP IF YOU'RE NOT COMING DOWN...
FROM YOUR BALCONY..BALCONY..BALCONY...I'M ON MY KNEES..PLEASE MARRY ME...COME DOWN FROM YOUR BALCONY!!!!!